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Barrett, Lucas (1837–1862), geologist and oceanographer, was born on 14 November 1837, the eldest son of George Barrett, a London iron-founder. In 1847 he was sent to Mr P. Ashton's school in Royston, Hertfordshire, where he collected fossils from the local chalk pits as a hobby. Four years later he transferred to ...

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Buchanan, John Young (1844–1925), chemist and oceanographer, was born at Dowanhill, Glasgow, on 20 February 1844, the son of John Buchanan of Dowanhill (1807–1876), a merchant, and his wife, Jane (d. 1899), the daughter of John Young of Rowmore, Dunbartonshire. Both his parents came from prosperous ...

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Charnock, Henry (1920–1997), meteorologist and marine scientist, was born on 25 December 1920 in Blackburn, Lancashire, the only son and elder child of Henry Charnock (1892–1946), a clerk in an engineering works, and his wife, Mary Gray, née McLeod (1894–1981). His father was of ...

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Henry Charnock (1920–1997) by Godfrey Argent Camera Press, London

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H. Charnock

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Deacon, Sir George Edward Raven (1906–1984), oceanographer, was born on 21 March 1906 at 81 Bosworth Road, Leicester, the younger child and only son of George Raven Deacon (1866–1954), a boot and shoe factory worker, of Leicester, and his wife, Emma (1868–1957), worker in a hat factory, daughter of ...

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Doodson, Arthur Thomas (1890–1968), mathematician and oceanographer, was born at Boothstown, near Worsley, in Lancashire, on 31 March 1890, the second son of Thomas Doodson, the manager of a cotton mill in Boothstown, who later moved to Rochdale and then to Shaw, near ...

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A. C. Hardy

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Kemp, Stanley Wells (1882–1945), zoologist and oceanographer, was born at 84 Lansdowne Road, Kensington, London, on 14 June 1882, the second of the six children (three sons and three daughters) of Stephen Benjamin Kemp (1849–1918), professor of pianoforte at the Royal Academy of Music...

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Stanley Wells Kemp (1882–1945) by Walter Stoneman, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. H. Ashworth

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Murray, Sir John (1841–1914), marine scientist and oceanographer, was born at Cobourg, Ontario on 3 March 1841, the second son of Robert Murray, an accountant from Scotland who had settled in Upper Canada about 1834, and his wife, Elizabeth Macfarlane. He attended public school in ...

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Sir John Murray (1841–1914) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London